77 Assisted Living Facilities near Fontana, CA
There are 77 Assisted Living Facilities in the Fontana area, with 9 in Fontana and 68 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 296 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fontana. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fontana 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Rialto with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Fontana, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fontana
Fontana is a largely residential and light industrial city located in the middle region of Southern California's High Desert, situated just south of San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga. Nearly 212,000 people live in Fontana, but only 7.2 percent of residents here are seniors aged 65 and over. At least 75 assisted living facilities operate in and around Fontana to provide seniors with safe and comfortable independent living communities.
These facilities, like all residential care communities in the state, are licensed and inspected by the California Department of Social Services' Community Care Licensing Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fontana
- The climate in Fontana is almost entirely High Desert. Hot, dry summers see average high temperatures of 96 degrees for several months, while short, mild winters see average lows of 41 degrees overnight. This area gets just 16.4 inches of rain a year, though long droughts occur every two or three years and lower the total further. In the driest seasons, Fontana can get dust storms that might pose a risk to some seniors with asthma or COPD.
- The cost of living in Fontana is 34 percent above the national average, but significantly below the still-higher average cost of living in California. By contrast, California residents generally pay up to 69 percent higher costs than the average nationwide. In some categories of expense, such as healthcare, Fontana is much less expensive. Seniors in Fontana pay an average of just 83 percent the national rate for medical care in town.
Crime rates in Fontana are low by both state and national standards. Property crime is about 10 percent less common in Fontana than the national average, while violent crime rates are significantly lower still.
Omnitrans provides most of the scheduled bus service to Fontana and the surrounding communities in San Bernardino County. Seniors qualify for a discount fare with a picture ID that shows proof of age, or with an Omnitrans-issued ID card. ADA-compliant rides are available on demand, sometimes with same-day scheduling.
- The Fontana area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and Riverside Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Fontana has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Department of Aging and Adult Services for San Bernardino County, an organization that provides caregiver support and information assistance to Fortuna's seniors and caregivers, as well as more than half a dozen senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Fontana
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Fontana start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Fontana and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fontana
San Bernadino County, where Fontana is located, is included in the 15 counties where seniors can apply for the Assisted Living Waiver. This waiver is part of Medi-Cal and helps seniors pay for services received in assisted living facilities.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Fontana
Fontana and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Fontana, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
The 10 Best Assisted Living Communities in Fontana Area
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fontana
Fontana-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.
Assisted Living near Fontana, CA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Fontana
Review of La Fuente Lavender Senior Care - Gala
My mom moved into La Fuente Lavender. It is a small, so that's good. However, they don't have any activities, which I would consider a downside. My mom's room is very clean. There are only six clie... Read more
Review of Abby'S Home
Friendly and professional. Feels like you’re at home. Everyone there is amazing. Read more
Review of Marsha's Manor
Marsha's Manor is a very nice facility. It's located in a nice professional community, and the people are professional as well. The home is kept clean and everything is really just well kept. I was... Read more